The WORST Episodes of Car S.O.S.
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 21, 2021
Network: National Geographic (UK)
We Brits love our cars but, just like any relationship, sometimes things can get a little rusty. Meet master mechanic Fuzz Townshend and radio and TV presenter Tim Shaw, a petrol-head pair who undertake dramatic automobile interventions across the UK, hoping to return some much-loved motors to their former glory. With a tight deadline to turn each job around without the owners knowing, find out how these neglected classics fell in need of a little loving care – and what Fuzz and Tim can do to get them back on the road.
#1 - A Porsche Puzzle
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 7, 2014
Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw face a race against time to restore a 1980s Porsche 911 suffering from almost terminal rust
#2 - AC Aceca
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 14, 2016
Today Tim and Fuzz are off to Leeds to take on one of the most beautiful British sports cars that no one has ever heard of - the AC Aceca.
#3 - Mini Cooper S
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 2, 2016
Tim and Fuzz head to Eastbourne on a quest to secretly restore a 1962 Mini Cooper S and transform it into a Monte Carlo-winning replica.
#4 - Vauxhall Astra GTE
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired May 26, 2016
General Motors was a late entrant to the hot hatch market - but when it did turn up to the party, it did so with an amazingly effective offering.
#5 - Austin Re-Powered
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 28, 2013
Tim and Fuzz travel the country searching for cars that have seen better days, and owners who need a helping hand restoring them. This episode focuses on the 1928 Austin 12 Tourer.
#6 - Anglia Angels
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 7, 2013
The Hutchings-Clarke family all drive Ford Anglias, except James, whose own model doesn't even have an engine. Will the guys manage to rescue it?
#7 - Triumph of the Stag
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 21, 2013
Tim and Fuzz head to Portsmouth on a mission to rescue an ex-navy diver’s Triumph Stag and hopefully put a smile back on his face.
#8 - Escort RS in Distress
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired May 19, 2014
#9 - Peugeot 106 Rallye
Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 22, 2021
Tim and Fuzz head to Norfolk where a once sporty French hot hatch awaits. The car belongs to 21-year-old student Senna who comes from a family of petrol heads.
#10 - Datsun 240z
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 28, 2016
Today Tim and Fuzz are off to West Sussex to rescue an iconic 1970s motor - the first truly successful Japanese car export - the Datsun 240z.
#11 - Beetle Mania
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 21, 2013
‘Boris’ the VW Beetle may once have been a beauty but it soon found itself gathering rust in the garage. The guys attempt to restore it.
#12 - Zodiac Come Back
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 4, 2013
The guys head to Norfolk to revive an ageing Ford Zodiac. But tensions soon arise when Fuzz changes the paint back to the original colour scheme.
#13 - Start the Dart
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 31, 2014
Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw head to Berkshire where they hope to surprise the loving owner of a Daimler SP250 'Dart' by secretly restoring his classic sports car
#14 - Peugeot 205 GTI
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 19, 2018
Tim and Fuzz take on their first ever rally car , an 1989 Peugeot 205GTi that turns out to not be all that it purports to be. The car belongs to veterinary surgeon Jeremy a once keen amateur rally driver whose racing ambitions were curtailed when his wife developed brain cancer. Former Monte Carlo winner and race legend Paddy Hopkirk joins the team to give Jeremy a day to remember.
#15 - Cannon Goldfinger
Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired May 7, 2020
Tim and Fuzz take on possibly their most obscure car to date, a little-known 1964 trials competition car, all of which were originally hand-made by their creator.
#16 - MG Miracle
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 24, 2014
Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw restore vehicles for their unsuspecting owners, beginning by surprising a terminally ill car fanatic by fixing up his beloved 1938 MG TA
#17 - Cosworth In Crisis
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 28, 2013
The Ford Cosworth was once seen as a classy car, but for Darren it's a reminder of a family tragedy. Can the guys restore it to its former glory?
#18 - The Rover's Return
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 14, 2013
Rover-lover Steve’s health issues have ended his dreams of renovating his 1972 P6. Can the guys beat the odds and save Steve's beloved car?
#19 - Stirling Moss Sprite Special
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 9, 2015
Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw secretly restore more classic motors, beginning with a historic racing car - the Austin Healey Sebring Sprite - so that Stirling Moss can get back behind the wheel.
#20 - BMW 2002 Turbo
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 21, 2016
A Car S.O.S. call comes in for a BMW 2002 Turbo, but it becomes apparent that this legendary motor might prove a restoration challenge too far.
#21 - Austin 7
Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 30, 2020
Tim and Fuzz take on a 1924 Austin 7 Chummy that doesn't belong to its owner. If the boys can get the car working again, he'll be in for quite the surprise.
#22 - Phoenix Jeep
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 14, 2013
Having survived World War II, Dick Masters' Jeep was damaged in an arson attack. The guys embark on a rapid renovation project to surprise him.
#23 - Mitsubishi Evo
Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 23, 2020
Tim and Fuzz restore a 1990s Japanese super saloon for a Devon man forced to give up driving when he developed cancer.
#24 - Mazda Mx5
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired May 12, 2016
Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw restore a sports car for a former ambulance driver in Plymouth, who was forced to abandon the project for health reasons.
#25 - Mazda RX-7
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired May 18, 2017
Tim and Fuzz restore a Japanese sports car with an innovative, unusual rotary engine - a 1992 Mazda RX-7 that has been standing idle and has fallen into disrepair - for its owner, charity worker Conor